PCG's 1% do not talk about it but transgender people are diagnosed with the recognized medical condition named gender dysphoria in which one's gender identity (which is determined in the brain) differ from one's anatomy. They are not "confused." This is a real condition.
Transgender people suffer all kinds of problems due to animosity and hatred directed against them. Last year about 22 transgender people were murdered in the United States, 19 of them African Americans.
Furthermore about 40% of transgender people in the United States have contemplated suicide. This is far higher than the national average which is below 10%. There is even a helpline, Trans Lifeline, specifically dedicated to helping transgender people to not commit suicide. That is how severe this problem is among the transgender community. Clearly they need support, not demonization and condemnation.
Bearing these sobering facts in mind let us continue to see PCG's demonization of transgender people. This is a continuation from Part 1 and Part 2.
Below are quotes from Joel Hilliker, Stephen Flurry, Robert Morley, Jeremiah Jacques, Tyrel Scholte and Brent Nagtegaal.
On the surface, preventing society from badgering poor, gender-confused individuals may sound like a worthy goal. But this cure is far worse than the disease. Rather than helping people overcome thoughts and tendencies that lead to self-destructive, depressive, anti-social behavior, the transgender crusade encourages and inflames them—and demands that everyone else play along. (Joel Hilliker, Let Boys Be Girls. Or Goys or Birls., July 25, 2013.)Here Hilliker insinuates that transgender people are suffering a disease. The NHS says it is not a mental illness. These words confuse people.
Hilliker blames transgender people by insinuating that embracing a transgender identity is responsible for the widespread social problems transgender people endure. The problem of hatred against transgender people is carefully ignored.
Ripple effects from these laws are enormous, and they are already spreading. Transgender law advocates are pushing for health insurance plans to include hormones and sex-reassignment surgery. They are succeeding in efforts to open public toilet facilities and locker rooms to transgenders. Universities nationwide are hosting gender-neutral student housing, bathrooms and locker rooms. In June 2013, a governing body in Colorado ruled that a 6-year-old boy who thinks he’s a girl has the right to use the girl’s bathroom at his elementary school. Later that summer, the state of California passed a bill saying that throughout K-12 education, a student is “permitted to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities, including athletic teams and competitions, and use facilities [e.g. bathrooms, locker rooms] consistent with his or her gender identity, irrespective of the gender listed on the pupil’s records.” (Joel Hilliker, The War on Marriage, 2014, pp. 19-20. Excerpted from Joel Hilliker, Redefining Family, 2013.)These words are directed at the parents, not the children. These words exploit the parents' love for their children and uses this love as a weapon to make people fearful and loathing towards transgender people. What twisted cunning it is to use a parent's love for their children to fear, loath and despise this vulnerable minority. Also such fear mongering also happens to be untrue.
But the problem is greater than just the sheer number of laws. Many of these laws promote practices that a great number of people consider immoral. In California, transgender students will be able to choose which restrooms to use and which sports teams to play on based on “gender identity” rather than physical anatomy. (A New Year, a New 40,000 Laws, January 7, 2014.)Once again transgender people are condemned as "immoral." Do scientists and professional health care providers say such things? They do not. Once again this vulnerable minority is slurred and vilified.
Users who want their Facebook friends to know that they consider themselves to be anything from “gender fluid” to “transsexual” to “two-spirit” can now conveniently convey that right on their profile page. (Jeremiah Jacques, Facebook Adds More Than 50 ‘Custom Gender’ Options, February 24, 2014.)But considering the widespread stigma, discrimination and violence against transgender people it is baffling that PCG seems to view this as a problem. There seems to be no awareness of the problem of hatred against transgender persons.
Incidentally "two-spirit" is a Native American term for transgender people. What a way to denigrate transgender people and Native Americans at the same time.
At least 51 universities, including Yale and Harvard, now force their students to help pay for sex-change operations for peers at their colleges. The extra surgery coverage on college campuses marks a victory for aggressive lobbying by homosexual, bisexual and transgender activists.Once again transgender people are negatively portrayed as a financial burden. PCG demands three tithes from lay members and then insists that this small minority of transgender persons are the financial burden. It is a distraction to prevent PCG members from acting.
The University of Maryland also added gender-reassignment surgery to students’ health insurance plans this year. The university’s health center director said she will only seek student input if the cost estimates come in higher than the expected 1 percent increase. The university already forces students to subsidize hormone therapy for transgender students under its health insurance plan. (Robert Morley, Government Meddling Making Student Insurance Expensive, April 14, 2014.)
In case you missed the rainbow flag flying alongside the Stars and Stripes outside the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, June was Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) pride month. Pride month is celebrated throughout the United States to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the U.S. Since that time, homosexual rights activism has subtly maneuvered to become the belligerent social movement that it is today. ... (Tyrel Scholte, Homosexual Movement Makes Massive Strides in One Year, July 9, 2014.)Since 2005 the State of Israel has run an advertising campaign named Brand Israel, one aspect of which is to portray the State of Israel as a haven for homosexuals. Somehow PCG has never seemed to notice this.
A man who says he’s a woman, and a white woman who says she’s black.PCG has continuously vilified transgender people since 1998 at the latest. PCG's 1% has had plenty of time to educate themselves. Any minor discomfort PCG's 1% should happen to experience regarding this topic is their own fault for not educating themselves. But it is unfortunate that many others have been taught by PCG to view transgender people as a threat. It is bizarrely hypocritical that PCG should vilify transgender people so terribly and then complain about needing to learn how to address them in conversation. They condemn others but can't take it themselves.
These stories are bizarre and crazy. Yet they give a stark picture of America’s morality and character—and sadly, also of its future.
Story number 1: Bruce. A man decides he is actually a woman, he has a 10-hour operation on his face to make it look more feminine, and now he wants to be called Caitlyn.
The fact that this type of thing is becoming less uncommon tells you something—but surely there have been individuals doing this type of thing for years.
According to the abrupt new conventional wisdom, anyone who views this man’s actions as unhealthy and abnormal is out of touch, insensitive and bigoted.
Transgenderism is now brave, courageous, praiseworthy and beautiful. Biology doesn’t matter—reality doesn’t matter—all that matters is what you think. If you think you’re a woman, then you’re a woman—and anyone who disagrees is a bigot. (Joel Hilliker, Tales From an Upside-Down World, June 17, 2015.)
Also Hilliker chooses to consistently call Caitlyn Jenner a man in this article.
Also he incorrectly insists that there is no biological reason why one should happen to be a transgender individual. It is insinuated that transgender people merely chose to be that way when in fact medical experts say gender dysphoria is a real medical condition and it is not a mental disorder. Gender dysphoria is real and it is worrisome that his readers are being misinformed on this issue.
A few weeks ago, the people of the Western world were focused on the Supreme Court’s same-sex “marriage” ruling. Next, their attention was monopolized by a white woman who identifies as black. Then it was a male Olympic champion who sees himself as a woman. Focus then shifted to transgender rights—women’s rights—minority rights—immigrant rights—prisoner rights. (Stephen Flurry, The World Has Gone Mad Over the Slaying of Cecil the Lion, August 2, 2015.)Once again Stephen Flurry denigrates a transgender individual.
First openly transgender official hired at White House. Sign of things to come. (Brent Nagtegaal, August 18, 2015 tweet.)Once again transgender people are used as a prop by PCG's 1% as a sign that America is falling apart and is destined to soon be conquered by scary Germans.
American morality is transforming. Where will it be five years from now? It progressed from the traditional Judeo-Christian family to the non-religious family to the dysfunctional family to the divorced and remarried family to the fornicator to the adulterer to the homosexual/bisexual/pansexual/transsexual/transgender. (Joel Hilliker, The Next Frontier in the Sexual Revolution?, January 2016.)Once again a numerically small minority, namely transgender people, are denigrated once again to scare PCG members into thinking everything will soon fall part.
It is terrible and wrong for PCG to vilify transgender people in this way. They are a numerically small minority. And unfortunately transgender people have often been forced to endure so much hatred.
While PCG's 1% insist on getting three tithes from their followers they tell their followers to be fearful and loath transgender people, a vulnerable minority. No good can come from such venomous and misleading rhetoric
It is shameful and terrible that PCG should add fuel for the fire instead of helping in this dire situation.